Myths of Greece and Rome Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art
From thence a long subterranean passage, through which
shadowy spirits glided incessantly, led to the throne room, where
Pluto and Proserpina sat in state, clad in their sable robes.
From the foot of this throne flowed the rivers which channeled
the Lower World. One, the Cocytus, rolled salt waves, composed
of naught but the tears flowing continually from the eyes of the
criminals condemned to hard labor in Tartarus
, the portion of
reserved for the exclusive use of the wicked.